San Juan Island
The second largest island in the San Juan archipelago with 55.3 square miles or 35,448 acres, San Juan has a varied topography, ranging from San Juan Valley to Mount Dallas at ??.
Farming in the Past on San Juan | Present Day Farming on San Juan
Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands (56.9 square miles or 36,432 acres), is a horseshoe-shaped island with several fertile valleys held within higher mountains and terrain. Orcas has over 4000 acres of public lands, including Moran State Park, with Mt Constitution as the highest point in the islands, and Cascade Lake, the largest lake in the islands. Turtleback Mountain on the southwest side of Orcas, was conserved by local conservation organizations in 2007 and is home to over 1500 acres of high rocky bald, Garry oak habitat and diverse native forest. The Town of Eastsound is the largest and most central commercial area on Orcas, but Deer Harbor, West Sound, Orcas Landing and Olga also have smaller but important commercial hubs.
Farming in the Past on Orcas | Present Day Farming on Orcas
Lopez, the third largest island in the San Juan archipelago, is 29.5 square miles or 18,847 acres. It has one of the flattest topographies of the islands, and agricultural land is situated over most of the island.
Farming in the Past on Lopez | Present Day Farming on Lopez
Shaw Island, the smallest of the ferry-served islands, has a small proportion of farmland, but is centrally located among the islands of the archipelago (around the turn of the nineteenth century, when a group of farmers wanted to meet, they chose Shaw because it was easiest to get to).
Farming in the Past on Shaw | Present Day Farming on Shaw